Fort follies all at sea

Three historic forts built in the Solent in the 1860s are being sold by entrepreneur Mike Clare who founded Dreams, the bed company.

Tower auction hits heights as Emson hits £20m

A disused water tower near Stevenage was one of the highlights of the Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers’ biggest sale of the year when it was the subject of a saleroom bidding war. The concrete Aston Water Tower at Aston went under the gavel for a sky-high £190,000 at the September auction after sustained competition from bidders who saw … Read More

Three new partners at property consultancy

Expanding Salisbury-based property consultancy Myddelton & Major has appointed three new partners as upward growth continues. Sarah Cull, above, Tim Haine, middle, and Rachael Wythe, bottom have all been promoted at the long established independent firm of chartered surveyors. The High Street based firm, founded in 1903, provides advice on sales, lettings and acquisitions of commercial and residential property, as … Read More

School’s out after Emson summer sizzler

A former school building in Canterbury was one of the highlights of the Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers summer auction – selling for £850,000 after a bidding war. A host of builders and developers clambered for the old St Christopher’s Independent Day School, which closed last year after nearly 100 years, and drove the price well above guide. The … Read More

Chesil Sailing Trust set to benefit from epic fundraiser

Dedicated fundraisers from a real estate investment management company hope to hit the £20,000 mark after a grueling 160-mile London to Portland challenge. The 15-strong team from Knight Frank Investment Management braved driving wind and rain on the epic run and cycle to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Proceeds will be split between the Chesil Sailing Trust (CST), … Read More

Lasting charity legacy for former PPA chairman

When Tom Holloway stood down as chairman of Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) after a successful two-year tenure he could feel justifiably proud of what had been achieved during his time in the high-profile role. Tom, who is a director at the independent chartered surveyors and commercial and industrial property consultants Holloway, Illife & Mitchell said his vision for his chairmanship was simple: “I … Read More

Guide price success for Clive Emson

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is cataloguing a bumper 138 lots for the Spring 2019 sale. The auction – the second one of eight sales taking place across five days in five venues this year – begins on April 29. Managing Director James Emson said: “So far this year our auctions have been particularly well attended and we have … Read More

New chairman as Portsmouth Property Association celebrates century

Three charities are to benefit as the new chairman of Portsmouth Property Association takes the chain of office in its centenary year. Chris Green, 44, was officially handed the reins by predecessor Tom Holloway at the PPA, which was founded in 1920 and has a 130-strong membership. Samantha Marsh at law firm Glanvilles was elected vice-chair. Poignantly, two of the three charities … Read More

Myddelton & Major welcomes new lettings negotiator

One of Wiltshire’s longest-standing property consultancies has added another experienced negotiator to its team. Myddelton & Major, founded in 1903, has recruited Siobhan Macfadyen to its increasingly busy, residential lettings department. Siobhan, 33, brings five years of experience in lettings to the Salisbury-based firm. The keen sportswoman and equestrian who lives in Homington near Salisbury, joins Myddelton & Major from … Read More